Here are some key dates in July and August to make note of in your agricultural calendar:-
10 July Deadline to make amendments to Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) applications with penalty.
10 July Deadline to make amendments to a Countryside Stewardship (CSS), Environmental Stewardship and woodland legacy revenue payments claim with penalty.
31st July Deadline for CSS applications with a 1st January 2021 start date, or deadline to request an extension to the 31st August for Covid-19 related reasons.
1 August With a derogation from the Rural Payments Agency (RPA), hedges can be cut or trimmed throughout August to sow oilseed rape or temporary grassland.
1 August Start of the closed period for applying organic manure with a high, readily available nitrogen content to tillage land on shallow or sandy soils for those located in a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone (NVZ).
This is except for where crops will be sown on or before 15 September.
31st August Deadline (with permission from the RPA) for CSS applications with a 1st January 2021 start date.
If you would have any queries or would like assistance with any of the above, please don’t hesitate to contact a member of our Agricultural Team on 01423 860322.